Dream Big: Engineering Our World

db_poster_thumbDream Big is bigger than a film, it’s a movement. MacGillivray Freeman Films, “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by Bechtel Corporation. This IMAX movie is the first major film release to celebrate engineering and the impact engineers have on our society, with the hope of inspiring the next generation of engineers. Dream Big” opens in IMAX theatres and science centers across the country on February 17, 2017 to coincide with national Engineers Week.

Harnessing the full impact of the immersive IMAX experience, “Dream Big” offers a fresh perspective on what it means to be an engineer—and shows the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world.  The film features a diverse cast including three young women engineersa high school engineering team and an engineer who uses Lidar technology to peer into some of the world’s greatest marvels, like the Great Wall of China.  The film, bolstered with far-reaching outreach programs and educational materials, makes engineering accessible to everyone and aspires to get kids of all backgrounds, especially girls, to get excited about engineering as a means of solving the challenges of the future.

In the film, audiences will meet:

  • Avery Bang—a young woman who builds bridges in impoverished countries to improve people’s lives and bring the benefits of engineering to people across the globe.
  • Menzer Pehlivan—a young woman originally from Turkey who, after experiencing a devastating earthquake there, became an engineer to make buildings safer in earthquakes.
  • Angelica Hernandez—a young woman originally from Mexico who was part of a Phoenix high school robotics club that, against all odds, beat MIT in an underwater robotics challenge. She is now an engineer working to make buildings more sustainable with renewable energies.
  • A high school engineering team from economically-challenged Houston, Mississippi—who built a solar-powered car and raced across Australia to promote sustainable engineering solutions.
  • Steve Burrows—the engineer who designed the Birds Nest stadium in China, who uses Lidar technology to peer inside marvels like the Great Wall of China for clues to their endurance.

As part of the film’s release, the filmmakers are working with volunteer engineers all over the country who will appear at museums and science centers where the film is playing.  These engineers will participate in Girls Night Out programs, meet with school groups and demonstrate the creativity and imagination that engineers everywhere are using to create a sustainable future for all of us.

Please take an opportunity to watch the trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRFK_eRKX1I

Film’s website: http://www.dreambigfilm.com/

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